Never look at an ugly thing twice. It is fatally easy to get accustomed to corrupting influences.
C.F.A. Voysey

The C.F.A. Voysey Society has been founded to celebrate the achievement of the architect and designer Charles Francis Annesley Voysey (1857-1941), one of the leading figures in both the Arts and Crafts movement and its immediate successors. It is the Society's objective to encourage research into all aspects of Voysey's life and work and to help to maintain his legacy.


  • What happened to our old website?
  • September 17th 2016 : AGM and guided tour of the Arts & Crafts collections of The Wilson art gallery and museum at Cheltenham. Space permitting, we may be able to accommodate non-members. More information.
  • November 4th 2016 : London social event and the Society's 5th Annual Lecture. Jenny Lister (Curator of Fashion and Textiles at the Victoria & Albert Museum) will speak on the subject, At once simple and noble: Voysey’s designs for Alexander Morton & Co. Non-members are welcome. More information.

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Photograph of C.F.A. Voysey on 5th July 1932, by Lafayette Ltd, © National Portrait Gallery, London, NPG x48251, and reproduced under this licence.

The header quotation comes from "Some fundamental ideas in relation to art" by C.F.A. Voysey, Journal of the Royal Institute of British Architects (vol.31, 1924), p.303

Page last amended 25th July 2016